Coreopsis has a reputation of being a perennial flower gardener’s best friend. This tough, rapid-growing, drought-tolerant butterfly magnet is a long-blooming perennial. It’s also easygoing when it comes to soil, accepting anything but waterlogged soils. A prairie native, coreopsis is sometimes still called by its original name, tickseed, because of the seeds’ resemblance to ticks.
Good companions include salvia, veronica, helenium, sedum, and ornamental grasses.
Plant Type: Perennial
Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 1–3 ft
Width: 18 in
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Bloom Time: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer
Foilage Color: Green
Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Pest Tolerant
Uses: Cut Flowers, Slope/Erosion, Landscape Feature
Mounded forms need no support. Upright columnar forms sometimes need staking with a ring support. Deadhead to promote reblooming. Divide plants every 2 to 3 years to keep plants vigorous. Avoid fertilizing to discourage floppy growth. Powdery mildew sometimes affects foliage. Remove any stems that show signs of this disease. Space plants appropriately for good air circulation.
With the right plants, your butterfly garden will have something for everyone — bountiful color for you, ample nectar for winged visitors!Learn More